July 25, 2014

How America Started the Border Crisis

Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The kids fleeing to our southern border are escaping criminals who learned their deadly trade right here in the U.S. Two aid workers explain the roots of Central America’s deadly dysfunction.

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TAGGED: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Drug War, Central America, Immigration, United States


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Guatemalans Aren't Just Fleeing Gangs
Saul Elbein, New Republic
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July 13, 2014
Blame Obama for Border Influx
Charles Krauthammer, National Post
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July 21, 2014
A Chance to Apologize to Central America
John Ackerman, New Republic
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July 25, 2014
Don't Use MH17 as an Excuse to Punish Russia
Simon Jenkins, The Guardian
For Britain – or America – to try and lay down the law along Russia’s extensive borders is barking mad; to use a tragic plane accident as casus belli equally so. It is nothing but breast-beating machismo. Yet... more ››